Indianapolis family sustains damaging effects of fire at their home for the second time

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 25, 2015) – Crews responded to a fire on the southeast side of Indianapolis Thursday.

Units were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to the 6400 block of South Arlington Avenue to find flames shooting from the roof. Additional units were being called to the scene, and crews blocked Arlington Avenue between Southport Road and Edgewood Avenue.

The incident was originally paged out as an explosion and fire. The Indianapolis Fire Department later said there was no explosion. The family that lives there was not home at the time, IFD said, and there were no pets inside. The home is a total loss with damage estimated at $800,000.

One firefighter was treated at the scene after becoming overheated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is the second time the family has sustained the damaging effects of fire at their home.  On December 18, 2011 fire heavily damaged their barn.  It was later ruled electrical.

Barn fire from December 18, 2011

Barn fire from December 18, 2011

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